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They usually come out after the rains and you can spot them in bushland around Perth: mushrooms, truffles, discs, caps and other fungi in all sorts of weird shapes, sizes and brilliant colours.

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A groundbreaking Kings Park field trip to remote reaches of Western Australia’s Kimberley has uncovered a treasure trove of new plant species that is expected to signal a new wave of botanical discoveries in the region.

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Kings Park and Botanic Garden is in the heart of Perth and is home to some of the most beautiful permanent public art in the city.

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The ANZAC Day Dawn Service in Kings Park was honoured this year with the opening of the Ceremonial Walk after ten months of hard work and disruption.

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After some minor delays in extracting the tree and some challenging manoeuvring down Fraser Avenue, the Kings Park arboricultural team have hailed the relocation of an eighty year old Red-flowering Gum a success.

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Renee Tuckett, a PhD student at the Authority, was recently involved with Scitech's ‘Beyond the Beaker Program' aimed at encouraging students to pursue science careers.

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The iconic nine foot bronze sculpture by Margaret Priest, located in the Pioneer Women's Memorial fountain in Kings Park, has been restored to its former glory so it can sparkle once again.

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In an attempt to understand how plants recolonise following fire or drought, a top Californian student is studying with Kings Park scientists to uncover the secret of seed dispersal in Banksia candolleana.

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The Authority is pleased to announce the launch of a new book: A Joy Forever - The Story of Kings Park and Botanic Garden.

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The much-loved Jarrah Log has been relocated as part of an upgrade to the Saw Avenue Picnic Area in Kings Park.

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Federal Environment Minister, Peter Garrett announces a national strategy to fight climate change for Australian Botanic Gardens.

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To celebrate World Environment Day on 5 June 2008, the Botanic Gardens and Parks Authority hosted the Official Opening of the Conservation Garden by the Hon. David Templeman MLA, Minister for Environment; Climate Change; Peel.

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